Sites That Will Pay You To Read Books

paid book reviews

Do you like to read? Are you looking to earn money? If yes, then these sites might be able to help you find some side income while doing the thing that you love the most, reading books.

Kirkus Media

Kirkus Media is a company that specializes primarily in book reviews. This means they are often hiring reviewers to read books and write reviews of roughly 350 words. You need to submit your resume’, writing samples, and a list of reviewing specialties to Kirkus if you want to be considered for the job. Adding talents or experience to the email address on their website will help too. The company also occasionally hires copy editors and editors as well, meaning you have three opportunities with Kirkus to get paid for reading books.

Online Book Club

Online Book Club is a company that pays between $5 and $60 for book reviews, depending on the length of the book, etc. The company is looking for honest reviews of the books they send to members, and it is free to become a member. Online Book Club sends out books to you at no charge. You will have to do the first review with Online Book Club for free. This is the company’s way of being able to determine that you’re right for a job as a book reviewer with their company. You will get paid for any subsequent reviews done for Online Book Club.

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Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly is a weekly news magazine that focuses on the book publishing business. Their website does have a career page that often features job opening information for editors, copyeditors, and book reviewers. All reviewers hired by Publishers Weekly are paid an honorarium, although the site doesn’t specify what that amount is. The company looks to publish reviews for all types of fiction (including graphic novels) and non-fiction books.

Publishers Weekly wants reviews for both traditionally published and self-published books. You need to send the company a resume’ as well as a 200-word sample review of a recently published book if you want to apply as a potential reviewer.

The U.S. Review of Books

The U.S. Review of Books is a company that publishes book reviews of thousands of books in a variety of different genres. The company regularly seeks reviewers to write 250-300 word reviews of books for publication on its company site. You request reviewer status for this company when they post available books for review on their site. You’ll earn pay for reviews you complete on a monthly basis.

Women’s Review of Books

The Women’s Review of Books is a publication that, well, reviews books written by and about women. The site is based out of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, in collaboration with Old City Publishing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You must send in your resume’, samples of published reviews and a cover letter to be considered for assignments.

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Book Browse

Book Browse is an “online magazine for book lovers” that publishes reviews and other information. They are looking for reviewers who want free books in exchange for a review. Members get books on a varying schedule depending on how many publishers are sending books to Book Browse. Review opportunities range from every three months to more often, and occasionally less often, based on opportunities

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